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    #1

    to ask

    Is it right to say: He asked that I do him a favor?

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    Thumbs up Re: to ask

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    Is it right to say: He asked that I do him a favor?
    I'd do:

    He asked whether I would do him a favor.

    Let's wait for a native speaker's comment.

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    #3

    Re: to ask

    I know that He asked me to do him a favor is also right, but I wonder whether the sentence posted is correct....


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    Re: to ask

    It is acceptable and commonly used.

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    #5

    Re: to ask

    He asked if I could do him a favour.

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    #6

    Question Re: to ask

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    I'd do:
    He asked whether I would do him a favor.
    Is that sentence right?


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    #7

    Re: to ask

    Yes, Marcio, that's ok too.


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    #8

    Re: to ask

    What if we change the pronoun:

    He asked that she do/does him a favour. (?)

    Which is correct?

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    #9

    Smile Re: to ask

    I'd say:

    He asked that she does him a favor.

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    #10

    Re: to ask

    Marcio, itīs subjunctive, so the right form would be
    He asked that she do him a favor.
    He asked that she be on time for class
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